Contract No: HK/2009/05

 

Wanchai Development Phase II and Central Wanchai Bypass

Sampling, Field Measurement and Testing Work (Stage 1)

 

Environmental Permit no. EP-356/2009,

Further Evironmental permit nos. fep-01/356/2009, fep-02/356/2009, FEP-03/356/2009, Fep-04/356/2009 and Fep-05/356/2009

 

Monthly Environmental Monitoring & Audit Report

 

- September 2011 -

 

CLIENTS:

PREPARED BY:

 

 

Civil Engineering and Development

Department

 

and

 

Highways Department

 

Lam Geotechnics Limited

 

11/F Centre Point

181-185 Gloucester Road,

Wanchai, H.K.

 

Telephone: (852) 2882-3939

Facsimile: (852) 2882-3331

E-mail: info@lamenviro.com

Website: http://www.lamenviro.com

 

 

 

 

 

Certified by:



 

 

 

 

 

                                               

Raymond Dai

Environmental Team Leader

 

 

 

DATE:

 

 

11 October 2011


Table of contents

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. 4

1.     Introduction. 9

1.1        Scope of the Report 11

1.2        Structure of the Report 11

2.     Project Background. 13

2.1        Background. 13

2.2        Scope of the Project and Site Description. 13

2.3        Division of the Project Responsibility. 14

2.4        Project Organization and Contact Personnel 15

3.     Status of Regulatory Compliance. 21

3.1        Status of Environmental Licensing and Permitting under the Project 21

4.     Monitoring Requirements. 30

4.1        Noise Monitoring. 30

4.2        Air Monitoring. 31

4.3        Water Quality Monitoring. 34

5.     Monitoring Results. 39

5.1        Noise Monitoring Results. 39

5.2        Real-time Noise Monitoring. 40

5.3        Air Monitoring Results. 41

5.4        Water Monitoring Results. 42

5.5        Waste Monitoring Results. 46

6.     Compliance Audit. 50

6.1        Noise Monitoring. 50

6.2        Real-time noise Monitoring. 50

6.3        Air Monitoring. 50

6.4        Water Quality Monitoring. 51

6.5        Review of the Reasons for and the Implications of Non-compliance. 51

6.6        Summary of action taken in the event of and follow-up on non-compliance. 51

7.     Cumulative Construction Impact due to the Concurrent Projects. 52

8.     Environmental Site Audit. 53

9.     Complaints, Notification of Summons and Prosecution. 56

10.    Conclusion. 59


lIST OF TABLES

 

Table I         Summary of Water Quality Monitoring Exceedances in Reporting Month

Table II        Summary of Enhanced Dissolved Oxygen Monitoring Exceedances in Reporting Month

Table 2.1     Schedule 2 Designated Projects under this Project

Table 2.2      Details of Individual Contracts under the Project

Table 2.3      Contact Details of Key Personnel

Table 3.1      Summary of the current status on licences and/or permits on environmental protection pertinent to the Project

Table 3.2      Cumulative Summary of Valid Licences and Permits under Contract no. HY/2009/11

Table 3.3      Summary of submission status under FEP-01/356/2009 Condition

Table 3.4      Cumulative Summary of Valid Licences and Permits under Contract no. HK/2009/01

Table 3.5      Summary of submission status under FEP-02/356/2009 Condition

Table 3.6      Cumulative Summary of Valid Licences and Permits under Contract no. HK/2009/02

Table 3.7      Summary of submission status under FEP-03/356/2009 Condition

Table 3.8      Cumulative Summary of Valid Licences and Permits under Contract no. HY/2009/15

Table 3.9      Summary of submission status under FEP-04/356/2009 Condition

Table 3.10    Cumulative Summary of Valid Licences and Permits under Contract no. HK/2010/06

Table 3.11    Summary of submission status under EP-356/2009 and FEP-05/356/2009 Condition

Table 4.1      Noise Monitoring Station

Table 4.2      Real Time Noise Monitoring Station

Table 4.3      Air Monitoring Station

Table 4.4     Marine Water Quality Stations for Water Quality Monitoring

Table 4.5      Marine Water Quality Monitoring Frequency and Parameters

Table 4.6     Marine Water Quality Stations for Enhanced Water Quality Monitoring

Table 5.1     Noise Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HY/2009/11

Table 5.2     Noise Monitoring Station for Contract nos. HK/2009/01, HK/2009/02 and HK/2010/06

Table 5.3     Noise Monitoring Station for Contract no. HY/2009/15

Table 5.4      Real Time Noise Monitoring Station for Contract no. HY/2009/11

Table 5.5     Air Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HY/2009/11

Table 5.6     Air Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HK/2009/01

Table 5.7     Air Monitoring Station for Contract no. HK/2009/02

Table 5.8     Air Monitoring Station for Contract no. HY/2009/15

Table 5.9     Water Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HY/2009/11

Table 5.10    Water Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HK/2009/01

Table 5.11    Water Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HK/2009/02

Table 5.12    Water Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HK/2009/02

Table 5.13    Water Monitoring Stations for Contract no. HY/2009/15

Table 5.14    Summary of Water Quality Monitoring Exceedances in Reporting Month

Table 5.15    Summary of Enhanced Dissolved Oxygen Monitoring Exceedances in Reporting Month

Table 5.16    Details of Waste Disposal for Contract no. HY/2009/11

Table 5.17    Details of Waste Disposal for Contract no. HK/2009/01

Table 5.18    Details of Waste Disposal for Contract no. HK/2009/02

Table 5.19    Details of Waste Disposal for Contract no. HY/2009/15

Table 5.20    Details of Waste Disposal for Contract no. HK/2010/06

Table 8.1      Summary of Environmental Inspections for Contract no. HY/2009/11

Table 8.2     Summary of Environmental Inspections for Contract no. HK/2009/01

Table 8.3     Summary of Environmental Inspections for Contract no. HK/2009/02

Table 8.4     Summary of Environmental Inspections for Contract no. HY/2009/15

Table 8.5     Summary of Environmental Inspections for Contract no. HK/2010/06

Table 9.1      Cumulative Statistics on Complaints

Table 9.2      Cumulative Statistics on Successful Prosecutions

Table 10.1    Construction Activities and Recommended Mitigation Measures in Coming Reporting Month

 

 

lIST OF FIGUREs

 

Figure 2.1          Project Layout

Figure 2.2          Project Organization Chart

Figure 4.1         Locations of Environmental Monitoring Stations

 

 

 

lIST OF APPENDIces

 

Appendix 3.1     Environmental Mitigation Implementation Schedule

Appendix 4.1     Action and Limit Level

Appendix 4.2     Copies of Calibration Certificates

Appendix 5.1     Monitoring Schedule for Reporting Month and Coming month

Appendix 5.2     Noise Monitoring Results and Graphical Presentations

Appendix 5.3     Air Quality Monitoring Results and Graphical Presentations, and Odour Patrol Results

Appendix 5.4     Water Quality Monitoring Results and Graphical Presentations

Appendix 5.5     Real-time Noise Monitoring Results and Graphical Presentations

Appendix 6.1     Event Action Plans

Appendix 6.2     Summary for Notification of Exceedance

Appendix 9.1     Complaint Log

Appendix 10.1   Construction Programme of Individual Contracts

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  1. This is the Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A) Monthly Report – September 2011 for the Project of Wan Chai Development Phase II and Central-Wanchai Bypass under Environmental Permit no. EP-356/2009 and Further Environmental permit nos. FEP-01/356/2009, FEP-02/356/2009, FEP-03/356/2009, FEP-04/356/2009 and FEP-05/356/2009. This report presents the environmental monitoring findings and information recorded during the period 28th August 2011 to 27th September 2011. The cut-off date of reporting is at 27th of each reporting month.

 

Construction Activities for the Reported Period

  1. During this reporting period, the major work activities for Contract no. HY/2009/11 included:

·          Reclamation works;

·          Geo-textile laying;

·          Drainage Construction works;

·          Outfall construction works (Open Channel U);

·          Sheet Pilling;

·          Pre-casting of Coping; and

·          Construction & installation of Seawall Concrete Block

 

  1. During this reporting period, the major work activities for Contract no. HK/2009/01 included:

·          Installation of silt screen (type 1) at TST;

·          Seawall toe block installation for reinstating seawall at Zone B1-3;

·          Dredging within HKCEC Water Channel from CH160 to CH190 for Type 1 & 2 sediment;

·          Trench backfilling and seawall reinstatement for both the completed cross-harbour watermains and the seawall near Expo Promenade (Zone B1-3);

·          Installation of cross-harbour watermains nos. A8 & B8;

·          Final trimming within Principle Fairway for cross-harbour watermains installation;

·          Platform erection for crawler crane mobilization near the existing seawall at Salisbury Garden had been completed and WSD’s consent had been given for mobilization of crawler crane to the jack-up barge. Mobilization;

·          The trench excavation works at Zone B1-4, B4-2, A1-2, A2-4A, A3-3, A4-3B, A4-3B, A4-3C and A5-5;

·          Trench excavation works at Zone A3-2A;

·          Excavation for jacking pits for pipe laying works by heading method along Convention Avenue at Zone A1-2A, A1-4A and A2-4A;

·          Heading No. H2, H5 and H6 (Mainlaying works by trenchless method); and

·          Trench excavation for a 1000 dia. Watermains at Salisbury Garden

 

  1. During this reporting period, the major work activities for Contract no. HK/2009/02 included:

·          Tseung Kwan O public fill sorting facility 18,615.6 m3 sorted fill produced this month.

·          Steel fixing of Passenger Terminal Building was completed on 8 September 2011;

·          Demolition of existing ferry pier;

·          Racking piles and dredging work of Ferry Pier;

·          Formwork for lift shaft of Passenger Terminal Building;

·          Fixing G/F to 1/F R.C wall waling on Passenger Terminal Building;

·          Construction of wash out chamber at Harbour Road and access manhole at Harbour Centre;

·          Reinstatement work for footpath and existing inspection chamber at Great Eagle Centre;

·          Trench excavation and deck over works along Tonnochy Road;

·          Approximate 55m cooling water pipe was laid at Harbour Centre, Harbour Road and ex-pet garden;

·          Grouting for the cross road pipeline of Harbour Road;

·          Installation of PVC and G.I cable ducts was ongoing at Harbour Road;

·          Wall and column construction below -0.8 mPD;

·          Installation of submarine outfall pipe up to CHA-105 and CHB-130, continue backfill on the HDPE pipelines;

·          Dredging for submarine outfall pipe;

·          3 out of 12 nos of pre-bored H-pile for box culverts N1 was reached to founding levels;

·          1st and 2nd loading test of New Ferry Pier;

·          Marine piling works for new ferry pier was ongoing. 83 out of 83 nos. marine piles;

·          Dredging inside the piles was ongoing. 45 out of 83 piles;

·          Wall and column construction below -0.8 mPD;

·          Casting of the base slab of WSD Receiving Pit;

·          Excavation and lateral support for DSD receiving pits;

·          Half landing slab for P7, P8 & P9 Pumping Stations was completed, top slab false work & formwork erection;

·          Expo Drive East mass concreting coping formwork erection;

·          Levelling for proposed bream blocks in progress at Vertical Seawall T4 to T6; and

·          Commenced fabricating the steel frames for water diversion and temporary sheet piles walls for WCR2 reclamation.

 

  1. During this reporting period, the major work activities for Contract no. HY/2009/15 included:

·          Seawall block construction, reclamation work at TS4;

·          Maintenance dredging of navigation channel and mooring area;

·          Night time protection works at CHT;

·          Construction of dewatering well at Hung Hing Road and POC; and

·          Precautionary works at Abutment A

 

  1. During this reporting period, the major work activities for Contract no. HK/2010/06 included:

·          Installation of bored pile casing;

·          Excavation of bored piles;

·          Pre-drilling works; and

·          Installation of temporary staging platforms

 

Noise Monitoring

  1. Noise monitoring during daytime and restricted hour were conducted at the stations M1a, M2b, M3a, M4b and M5b on a weekly basis in the reporting month. Three limit level exceedances were recorded at M1a - Harbour Road Sports Centre on 7, 15 and 20 September 2011 during restricted hour. Investigation found that major traffic noise was contributed in the noise monitoring and not related to the Project.

 

Real-time Noise Monitoring

  1. Real-time noise monitoring at FEHD Hong Kong Transport Section Whitefield Depot and Oil Street Community Centre have been commenced on 5 October 2010 for the filling works of Contract no. HY/2009/11. No project-related exceedance was recorded in the reporting month.

 

Air Quality Monitoring

  1. Air quality monitoring has been conducted at stations CMA1b, CMA2a, CMA3a, CMA4a, CMA5a and CMA6a. No exceedance was recorded in the reporting month.

 

  1. The odour patrol along the odour route with 8 sniffing locations was conducted by a qualified odour patrol member on 7 and 20 September 2011 at the concerned hours (afternoon for higher daily temperature). The odour intensity detected at 8 locations was found to be from level 0 up to level 1 which were below the Action Level.

 

Water Quality Monitoring

  1. Water quality monitoring at 18 monitoring stations was conducted three days per week during the reporting period. The action and limit level exceedances of water quality monitoring are summarized in Table I.

 

Table I    Summary of Water Quality Monitoring Exceedances in Reporting Month

Contract no.

Water Monitoring Station

Mid-flood

Mid-ebb

DO

Turbidity

SS

DO

Turbidity

SS

AL

LL

AL

LL

AL

LL

AL

LL

AL

LL

AL

LL

HY/2009/11

WSD9

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

WSD10

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

WSD15

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

WSD17

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

C8

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

 

C9

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

HK/2009/01

WSD19

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

WSD20

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

WSD7

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

C1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

C3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

C4e

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

C4w

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

HK/2009/01

& HK/2010/06

C2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

HK/2009/02

C5e

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

C5w

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

WSD21

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

HY/2009/15

C7

2

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

0

0

0

0

Total

2

0

0

1

0

0

4

0

1

1

0

0

Remarks: -    The cessation of seawater intake operation for C6 was confirmed on 17 May 2011, the water monitoring at C6 was then terminated since 17 May 2011.

 

  1. Enhanced DO monitoring at 4 monitoring stations in Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter and Ex-Public Cargo Works Area was conducted three days per week during the reporting period. The action and limit level exceedances of water quality monitoring are summarized in Table II.

 

Table II    Summary of Enhanced Dissolved Oxygen Monitoring Exceedances in Reporting Month

Contract no.

Water Monitoring Station

Mid-flood

Mid-ebb

DO

DO

AL

LL

AL

LL

HY/2009/15

C6

2

2

4

1

C7

3

0

4

2

Ex-WPCWA SW

0

3

0

9

Ex-WPCWA SE

1

5

5

8

Total

6

10

13

20

 

Complaints, Notifications of Summons and Successful Prosecutions

  1. There was one environmental complaints received on 26 August 2011. No further complaint was received after follow-up action and investigation in this reporting month.

 

Site Inspections and Audit

  1. The Environmental Team (ET) conducted weekly site inspections for Contract nos. HY/2009/11, HK/2009/01, HK/2009/02, HY/2009/15 and HK/2010/06 under EP no. EP-356/2009 in the reporting month. Major observations and recommendations made during the audit sessions were rectified by the Contractors. No non-conformance was identified during the site inspections.

 

Future Key Issues

  1. In coming reporting month, the principal work activities of individual contracts are anticipated as follows:

 

Contract no. HY/2009/11- North Point Reclamation

·          Reclamation works;

·          Slotted panel fixing;

·          Geo-textile laying;

·          Drainage Construction works;

·          Outfall construction works (Open Channel U);

·          Sheet Pilling;

·          Pre-casting and Installation of Coping; and

·          Construction & installation of Seawall Concrete Block

 

Contract no. HK/2009/01 - Wan Chai Development Phase II – Central –Wanchai Bypass at HKCEC

·          Dredging works from CH190to CH260 for the reclamation of HKCEC3W would be commenced upon giving 7-day advance notice to EPD;

·          Reclamation of HKCEC3W (up to CH120) within the HKCEC Water Channel;

·          Installation of sheet pile water channel at Dome Promenade (from CH120 to CH160);

·          Installation of silt screen (type 3) at TST;

·          Dredging woks from CH50 to Ch250 for subsequent cross-harbour watermains installation off TST would be commenced. A trial dredging operation near the Avenue of Stars would be demonstrated to the representatives of LCSD on 22 September.

·          Installation of cross harbour watermains nos. A9 &B9 and A10 & B10;

·          Sheet pipe pile wall and the associated ground treatment works for the trenches of the proposed cross harbour watermaines nos. A18 & B18 works be commenced after the subsequent removal of the temporary steel platform;

·          Trench excavation works at Zone A1-2;

·          Works would be continued out at Zone A2-3B, A3-3, A3-2A, A4-3B, A4-3B, A4-3C, A5-5, B1-4, B4-2 and B4-5;

·          Heading Nos. H2, H5 and H6 (Mainlaying works by trenchless method); and

·          Heading Nos. H3, H4 and H9 (Mainlaying works by trenchless method) would be commenced after their corresponding jacking pits had been excavated in Convention Avenue.

 

Contract no. HK/2009/02 - Wan Chai Development Phase II – Central – Wan Chai Bypass at WanChai East

·          Operating Tseung Kwan O Public Fill Sorting Facility;

·          Construction of passenger terminal;

·          Demolition of remaining finger pier;

·          Construction of mass seawall coping at Expo Drive East;

·          Trench excavation and pipe laying works along Harbour Road;

·          Trench excavation and deck over at Tonnochy Road;

·          Top soffit slab at P7, P8 & P9 pump stations;

·          Construction above -0.8mPDat Wan Shing Street for WSD Salt Water Intake;

·          Pipeline jacking WSD intake A.

·          Pre-bored sheet pile works for salt water intake culvert Bay1b & Bay 2;

·          Pre-bored H-pile for Box Culvert N1 at WCR1 Area;

·          The 3rd and 4th loading test of New Ferry Pier;

·          All piles excavation at new ferry pier;

·          Grouting plug in piles of New Ferry Pier;

·          Concreting for marine piles at new ferry pier;

·          Dredging and fabrication of HDPE pipe diffuser section for submarine outfall pipes;

·          Backfilling of bagged concrete and rockfills for the installed submarine outfall pipes;

·          Excavation and lateral support for receiving pits at Hung Hing Road;

·          Installation of temporary sheet piles wall at WCR2; and

·          Installation of the temporary water diversion steel frame

 

Contract no. HY/2009/15 - Central-Wanchai Bypass – Tunnel (Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter Section)

·          Mooring rearrangement and dredging at ME4;

·          Night time protection works at CHT;

·          Construction of dewatering well at Hung Hing Road and POC; and

·          Precautionary works at Abutment A

 

Contract no. HK/2010/06 - Wan Chai Development Phase II – Central – Wan Chai Bypass over MTR Tsuen Wan Line

·          Installation of bored pile casing;

·          Excavation of bored piles;

·          Bored Pile Concreting;

·          Pre-drilling works; and

·          Installation of temporary staging platforms

1.         Introduction

1.1               Scope of the Report

1.1.1.        Lam Geotechnics Limited (LGL) has been appointed to work as the Environmental Team (ET) under Environmental Permit no. EP-356/2009 and Further Environmental permit nos. FEP-01/356/2009, FEP-02/356/2009, FEP-03/356/2009, FEP-04/356/2009 and FEP-05/356/2009 to implement the Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A) programme as stipulated in the EM&A Manual of the approved Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report for Wan Chai Development phase II and Central-Wan Chai Bypass (Register No.: AEIAR-125/2008) and in the EM&A Manual of the approved EIA Report for Central-Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link (Register No. AEIAR-014/2001).

1.1.2.        This report presents the environmental monitoring and auditing work carried out in accordance to the Section 10.3 of EM&A Manual and “Environmental Monitoring and Audit Requirements” under Particular Specification Section 27.

1.1.3.        This report documents the finding of EM&A works for Environmental Permit no. EP-356/2009, Further Environmental Permit no. FEP-01/356/2009, FEP-02/356/2009, FEP-03/356/2009, FEP-04/356/2009 and FEP-05/356/2009 and during the period 28th August to 27th September 2011. The cut-off date of reporting is at 27th of each reporting month.

 

1.2               Structure of the Report

 

Section 1        Introduction – details the scope and structure of the report.

 

Section 2        Project Background – summarizes background and scope of the project, site description, project organization and contact details of key personnel during the reporting period.

 

Section 3        Status of Regulatory Compliance – summarizes the status of valid Environmental Permits / Licenses during the reporting period.

 

Section 4        Monitoring Requirements – summarizes all monitoring parameters, monitoring methodology and equipment, monitoring locations, monitoring frequency, criteria and respective event and action plan and monitoring programmes.

 

Section 5        Monitoring Results – summarizes the monitoring results obtained in the reporting period.

 

Section 6        Compliance Audit – summarizes the auditing of monitoring results, all exceedances environmental parameters.

 

Section 7        Cumulative Construction Impact due to the Concurrent Projects summarizes the relevant cumulative construction impact due to the concurrent activities of the concurrent Projects.

 

Section 8       Site Inspection – summarizes the findings of weekly site inspections undertaken within the reporting period, with a review of any relevant follow-up actions within the reporting period.

 

Section 9        Complaints, Notification of summons and Prosecution – summarizes the cumulative statistics on complaints, notification of summons and prosecution

 

Section 10      Conclusion

2.         Project Background

2.1               Background

2.1.1.        “Wan Chai Development phase II and Central-Wan Chai Bypass” and “Central-Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link” (hereafter called “the Project”) are Designed Project (DP) under the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance (Cap. 499) (EIAO). The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Reports for Central-Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link (Register No. AEIAR-041/2001) and Wan Chai Development phase II and Central-Wan Chai Bypass (Register No.: AEIAR-125/2008) have been approved on 31 August 2001 and 11 December 2008 respectively.

2.1.2.        The key purpose of Wan Chai Development Phase II (WDII) is to provide land at Wan Chai North and North Point for construction of the Central-Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link (CWB). Land formed under the project will be developed as a world-class waterfront promenade joining that at the new Central waterfront for public enjoyment.

2.1.3.        There is a compelling and present need for the CWB to provide relief to the very congested east-west Connaught Road Central/Harcourt Road / Gloucester Road Corridor (the Corridor) which is currently operating beyond its capacity. The CWB will provide relief to the existing congestion along the Corridor and cater for the anticipated growth of traffic on Hong Kong Island. Without the CWB and its access roads, there will not be sufficient capacity to serve the heavy traffic demands at both strategic and local levels.

 

2.2               Scope of the Project and Site Description

2.2.1.        The Project is located mainly in Wan Chai North, Causeway Bay and North Point, and is demarcated by Gloucester Road and Victoria Park Road to the south, Fenwick Pier Street to the west and Tong Shui Road Interchange to the east, as shown in Figure 2.1.

2.2.2.        The study area encompasses existing developments along the Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and North Point shorelines. Major land uses include the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) Extension, the Wan Chai Ferry Pier, the ex-Wan Chai Public Cargo Working Area (ex-PCWA), the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC), the Police Officers’ Club, the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter (CBTS) and commercial and residential developments.

2.2.3.        The scope of the Project comprises:

·          Land formation for key transport infrastructure and facilities, including the Trunk Road (i.e. CWB) and the associated slip roads for connection to the Trunk Road and for through traffic from Central to Wan Chai and Causeway Bay. The land formed for the above transport infrastructure will provide opportunities for the development of an attractive waterfront promenade for the enjoyment of the public

·          Reprovisioning / protection of the existing facilities and structures affected by the land formation works mentioned above

·          Extension, modification, reprovisioning or protection of existing storm water drainage outfalls, sewerage outfalls and watermains affected by the revised land use and land formation works mentioned above

·          Upgrading of hinterland storm water drainage system and sewerage system, which would be rendered insufficient by the land formation works mentioned above

·          Provision of the ground level roads, flyovers, footbridges, necessary transport facilities and the associated utility services

·          Construction of the new waterfront promenade, landscape works and the associated utility services

·          The Trunk Road (i.e. CWB) within the study area and the associated slip roads for connection to the Trunk Road.

 

2.2.4.        The project also contains various Schedule 2 DPs that, under the EIAO, require Environmental Permits (EPs) to be granted by the DEP before they may be either constructed or operated. Table 2.1 summarises the five individual DPs under this Project. Figure 2.1 shows the locations of these Schedule 2 DPs.

Table 2.1      Schedule 2 Designated Projects under this Project

Item

Designated Project

EIAO Reference

Reason for inclusion

DP1

Central-Wanchai Bypass (CWB) including its road tunnel and slip roads

Schedule 2, Part I, A.1 and A.7

Trunk road and road tunnel more than 800 m in length

DP2

Road P2 and other roads which are classified as primary/district distributor roads

Schedule 2, Part I, A.1

Primary / district distributor roads

DP3

Reclamation works including associated dredging works

Schedule 2, Part I, C.1 and C.12

Reclamation more than 5 ha in size and a dredging operation less than 100 m from a seawater intake point

DP5

Wan Chai East Sewage Outfall

Schedule 2, Part I, F.5 and F.6

Submarine sewage pipelines with a total diameter more than 1,200 mm and include a submarine sewage outfall

DP6

Dredging for the Cross-harbour Water Mains from Wan Chai to Tsim Sha Tsui

Schedule 2, Part I, C.12

A dredging operation less than 100 m from a seawater intake point

 

2.3               Division of the Project Responsibility

2.3.1.        Due to the multi-contract nature of the Project, there are a number of contracts sub-dividing the whole works area into different work areas to be commenced. Contractors of individual contracts will be required by the EP holder to apply Further Environmental Permits (FEP) such that the impact monitoring stations are sub-divided accordingly to facilitate the implementation of EM&A programme and to streamline the EM&A reporting for individual FEP holders correspondingly.

2.3.2.        The details of individual contracts are summarized in Table 2.2.

 

 

 

Table 2.2 Details of Individual Contracts under the Project

Contract No.

Contract Title

Associated DP(s)

Construction Commencement Date

HK/2009/01

Wan Chai Development Phase II – Central –Wanchai Bypass at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

DP3, DP6

23 July 2010

DP1, DP2

25 August 2011

HK/2009/02

Wan Chai Development Phase II – Central – Wan Chai Bypass at WanChai East

DP3, DP5

5 July 2010

DP1

26 April 2011

HY/2009/11

Wan Chai Development Phase II and Central – Wan Chai Bypass – North Point Reclamation

DP3

17 March 2010

HY/2009/15

Central-Wanchai Bypass – Tunnel (Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter Section)

DP3

10 November 2010

DP1

13 July 2011

HK/2010/06

Wan Chai Development Phase II-Central-Wan Chai Bypass over MTR Tsuen Wan Line

DP3

22 March 2011

04/HY/2006

Reconstruction of Bus Terminus near Man Yiu Street and Man Kwong Street

DP1

September 2010

HY/2009/17

Central - Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) at FEHD Whitfield Depot - Advanced piling works.

DP1

5 October 2010

HY/2009/18

Central - Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) – Central Interchange

DP1

21 April 2011

HY/2009/19

Central - Wanchai Bypass Tunnel (North Point Section) and Island Eastern Corridor Link

DP1

24 March 2011

 

2.4               Project Organization and Contact Personnel

2.4.1.        Civil Engineering and Development Department and Highways Department are the overall project controllers for the Wan Chai Development Phase II and Central-Wan Chai Bypass respectively. For the construction phase of the Project, Project Engineer, Contractor(s), Environmental Team and Independent Environmental Checker are appointed to manage and control environmental issues.

2.4.2.        The proposed project organization and lines of communication with respect to environmental protection works are shown in Figure 2.2. Key personnel and contact particulars are summarized in Table 2.3:

Table 2.3 Contact Details of Key Personnel

Party

Role

Post

Name

Contact No.

Contact Fax

AECOM

Engineer for WDII

Principal Resident Engineer

Mr. Frankie Fan

2587 1778

2587 1877

Engineer for CWB

Principal Resident Engineer

Mr. Peter Poon

3916 1818

3529 2829

China Harbour- CRBC Joint Venture

Contractor under Contract no. HY/2009/11

Project Director

Mr. Cho Yu Fun

3157 1086

3157 1085

Project Manager

Mr. Gregory Wong

3157 1086

Site Agent

Mr. Daniel Cheung

3157 1086

Environmental Officer

Mr. C. M. Wong

3157 1086

Chun Wo – Leader Joint Venture

Contractor under Contract no. HK/2009/01

Project Director

Mr. Simon Tong

9124 2471

2634 1626

Site Agent

Mr. Paul Yu

9456 9819

Operation Manager

Mr. Lau Yee Ching

9466 3918

Construction Manager

Mr. Jerry Siu

9493 3664

Construction Manager

Mr. Ricky Lai

9487 6549

Construction Manager

Mr. KK Yuen

3498 1213

Environmental Officer (Compliance Manager)

Mr. Andy Mak

9103 2370

Chun Wo – CRGL Joint Venture

Contractor under Contract no. HK/2009/02

Project Manager

Mr. Chan Sing Cho

3658 3002

2827 9996

Site Agent

Mr. Mak Kam Wing

3658 3044

Quality & Environmental Manager

Mr. C.P. Ho

3658 3000

Environmental Officer

Ms. Flora Ng

3658 3064

China State Construction Engineering (HK) Ltd.

Contractor under Contract no. HY/2009/15

Project Manager

Mr. M Y Wong

2823 7879

2528 5651

Site Agent

Mr. Simon Tang

3557 6358

2566 2192

 

 

Construction Manager

Mr. C K Kwok

9779 2162

 

 

 

Assistant Construction Manager (East)

Mr. Gene Cheung

6105 4880

 

 

 

Assistant Construction Manager (West)

Mr. Tony Chiu

9090 0606

 

 

 

Environmental Officer

Mr. Daniel Sin

3557 6215

 

Gammon

-Leader JV

Contractor under Contract no. HK/2010/06

Project Manager

Mr. Simon Tong

9124 2471

2529 2880

Site Agent

Mr. Keith Tse

2529 2068

Environmental Officer

Mr. Lee Wai Man

9481 6024

ENVIRON Hong Kong Limited

Independent Environmental Checker (IEC)

Independent Environmental Checker (IEC)

Mr. David Yeung

3743 0788

3548 6988

Lam Geotechnics Limited

Environmental Team (ET)

Environmental Team Leader (ETL)

Mr. Raymond Dai

2882 3939

2882 3331

 

2.4.3.        For Contract no. HY/2009/11, the principal work activities in this reporting month included:

·          Reclamation works;

·          Geo-textile laying;

·          Drainage Construction works;

·          Outfall construction works (Open Channel U);

·          Sheet Pilling;

·          Pre-casting of Coping; and

·          Construction & installation of Seawall Concrete Block

 

2.4.4.        For Contract no. HK/2009/01, the principal work activities in this reporting month included:

·          Installation of silt screen (type 1) at TST;

·          Seawall toe block installation for reinstating seawall at Zone B1-3;

·          Dredging within HKCEC Water Channel from CH160 to CH190 for Type 1 & 2 sediment;

·          Trench backfilling and seawall reinstatement for both the completed cross-harbour watermains and the seawall near Expo Promenade (Zone B1-3);

·          Installation of cross-harbour watermains nos. A8 & B8;

·          Final trimming within Principle Fairway for cross-harbour watermains installation;

·          Platform erection for crawler crane mobilization near the existing seawall at Salisbury Garden had been completed and WSD’s consent had been given for mobilization of crawler crane to the jack-up barge. Mobilization;

·          The trench excavation works at Zone B1-4, B4-2, A1-2, A2-4A, A3-3, A4-3B, A4-3B, A4-3C and A5-5;

·          Trench excavation works at Zone A3-2A;

·          Excavation for jacking pits for pipe laying works by heading method along Convention Avenue at Zone A1-2A, A1-4A and A2-4A;

·          Heading No. H2, H5 and H6 (Mainlaying works by trenchless method); and

·          Trench excavation for a 1000 dia. Watermains at Salisbury Garden

2.4.5.        For Contract no. HK/2009/02, the principal work activities in this reporting month included:

·          Tseung Kwan O public fill sorting facility 18,615.6 m3 sorted fill produced this month.

·          Steel fixing of Passenger Terminal Building was completed on 8 September 2011;

·          Demolition of existing ferry pier;

·          Racking piles and dredging work of Ferry Pier;

·          Formwork for lift shaft of Passenger Terminal Building;

·          Fixing G/F to 1/F R.C wall waling on Passenger Terminal Building;

·          Construction of wash out chamber at Harbour Road and access manhole at Harbour Centre;

·          Reinstatement work for footpath and existing inspection chamber at Great Eagle Centre;

·          Trench excavation and deck over works along Tonnochy Road;

·          Approximate 55m cooling water pipe was laid at Harbour Centre, Harbour Road and ex-pet garden;

·          Grouting for the cross road pipeline of Harbour Road;

·          Installation of PVC and G.I cable ducts was ongoing at Harbour Road;

·          Wall and column construction below -0.8 mPD;

·          Installation of submarine outfall pipe up to CHA-105 and CHB-130, continue backfill on the HDPE pipelines;

·          Dredging for submarine outfall pipe;

·          3 out of 12 nos of pre-bored H-pile for box culverts N1 was reached to founding levels;

·          1st and 2nd loading test of New Ferry Pier;

·          Marine piling works for new ferry pier was ongoing. 83 out of 83 nos. marine piles;

·          Dredging inside the piles was ongoing. 45 out of 83 piles;

·          Wall and column construction below -0.8 mPD;

·          Casting of the base slab of WSD Receiving Pit;

·          Excavation and lateral support for DSD receiving pits;

·          Half landing slab for P7, P8 & P9 Pumping Stations was completed, top slab falsework & formwork erection;

·          Expo Drive East mass concreting coping formwork erection;

·          Levelling for proposed bream blocks in progress at Vertical Seawall T4 to T6; and

·          Commenced fabricating the steel frames for water diversion and temporary sheet piles walls for WCR2 reclamation.

2.4.6.        For Contract no. HY/2009/15, the principal work activities in this reporting month included:

·          Seawall block construction, reclamation work at TS4;

·          Maintenance dredging of navigation channel and mooring area;

·          Night time protection works at CHT;

·          Construction of dewatering well at Hung Hing Road and POC; and

·          Precautionary works at Abutment A

2.4.7.        For Contract no. HK/2010/06, the principal work activities in this reporting month included:

·          Installation of bored pile casing;

·          Excavation of bored piles;

·          Pre-drilling works; and

·          Installation of temporary staging platforms

2.4.8.        In coming reporting month, the principal work activities of individual contracts are anticipated as follows:

Contract no. HY/2009/11- North Point Reclamation

·          Reclamation works;

·          Slotted panel fixing;

·          Geo-textile laying;

·          Drainage Construction works;

·          Outfall construction works (Open Channel U);

·          Sheet Pilling;

·          Pre-casting and Installation of Coping; and

·          Construction & installation of Seawall Concrete Block

 

Contract no. HK/2009/01 - Wan Chai Development Phase II – Central –Wanchai Bypass at HKCEC

·          Dredging works from CH190to CH260 for the reclamation of HKCEC3W would be commenced upon giving 7-day advance notice to EPD;

·          Reclamation of HKCEC3W (up to CH120) within the HKCEC Water Channel;

·          Installation of sheet pile water channel at Dome Promenade (from CH120 to CH160);

·          Installation of silt screen (type 3) at TST;

·          Dredging woks from CH50 to Ch250 for subsequent cross-harbour watermains installation off TST would be commenced. A trial dredging operation near the Avenue of Stars would be demonstrated to the representatives of LCSD on 22 September.

·          Installation of cross harbour watermains nos. A9 &B9 and A10 & B10;

·          Sheet pipe pile wall and the associated ground treatment works for the trenches of the proposed cross harbour watermaines nos. A18 & B18 works be commenced after the subsequent removal of the temporary steel platform;

·          Trench excavation works at Zone A1-2;

·          Works would be continued out at Zone A2-3B, A3-3, A3-2A, A4-3B, A4-3B, A4-3C, A5-5, B1-4, B4-2 and B4-5;

·          Heading Nos. H2, H5 and H6 (Mainlaying works by trenchless method); and

·          Heading Nos. H3, H4 and H9 (Mainlaying works by trenchless method) would be commenced after their corresponding jacking pits had been excavated in Convention Avenue.

 

Contract no. HK/2009/02 - Wan Chai Development Phase II – Central – Wan Chai Bypass at WanChai East

·          Operating Tseung Kwan O Public Fill Sorting Facility;

·          Construction of passenger terminal;

·          Demolition of remaining finger pier;

·          Construction of mass seawall coping at Expo Drive East;

·          Trench excavation and pipe laying works along Harbour Road;

·          Trench excavation and deck over at Tonnochy Road;

·          Top soffit slab at P7, P8 & P9 pump stations;

·          Construction above -0.8mPDat Wan Shing Street for WSD Salt Water Intake;

·          Pipeline jacking WSD intake A.

·          Pre-bored sheet pile works for salt water intake culvert Bay1b & Bay 2;

·          Pre-bored H-pile for Box Culvert N1 at WCR1 Area;

·          The 3rd and 4th loading test of New Ferry Pier;

·          All piles excavation at new ferry pier;

·          Grouting plug in piles of New Ferry Pier;

·          Concreting for marine piles at new ferry pier;

·          Dredging and fabrication of HDPE pipe diffuser section for submarine outfall pipes;

·          Backfilling of bagged concrete and rockfills for the installed submarine outfall pipes;

·          Excavation and lateral support for receiving pits at Hung Hing Road;

·          Installation of temporary sheet piles wall at WCR2; and

·          Installation of the temporary water diversion steel frame

 

Contract no. HY/2009/15 - Central-Wanchai Bypass – Tunnel (Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter Section)

·          Mooring rearrangement and dredging at ME4;

·          Night time protection works at CHT;

·          Construction of dewatering well at Hung Hing Road and POC; and

·          Precautionary works at Abutment A

 

Contract no. HK/2010/06 - Wan Chai Development Phase II – Central – Wan Chai Bypass over MTR Tsuen Wan Line

·          Installation of bored pile casing;

·          Excavation of bored piles;

·          Bored Pile Concreting;

·          Pre-drilling works; and

·          Installation of temporary staging platforms

 

3.         Status of Regulatory Compliance

3.1               Status of Environmental Licensing and Permitting under the Project

 

3.1.1.        A summary of the current status on licences and/or permits on environmental protection pertinent to the Project is shown in Table 3.1.

Table 3.1 Summary of the current status on licences and/or permits on environmental protection pertinent to the Project

Permits and/or Licences

Reference No.

Issued Date

Status

Environmental Permit

EP-356/2009

30 Jul 2009

Valid

Environmental Permit

EP-364/2009/A

4 Aug 2010

Valid

Environmental Permit

EP-364/2009

17 Aug 2009

Superseded

Environmental Permit

EP-376/2009

13 Nov 2010

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-01/356/2009

18 Feb 2010

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-02/356/2009

24 Mar 2010

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-03/356/2009

24 Mar 2010

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-04/356/2009

22 Nov 2010

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-05/356/2009

24 Mar 2011

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-01/364/2009

24 Mar 2010

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-02/364/2009

21 Apr 2010

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-03/364/2009

12 Jul 2010

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-04/364/2009/A

14 Oct 2010

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-05/364/2009/A

15 Nov 2010

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-06/364/2009/A

22 Nov 2010

Valid

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-07/364/2009/A

25 Feb 2011

Valid

 

3.1.2.        Due to the multi-contract nature of the Project, the status of permits and/or licences under the individual contract(s) are presented as below:

Contract no. HY/2009/11 – Central – Wanchai Bypass, North Point Reclamation

3.1.3.        Summary of the current status on licences and/or permits on environmental protection pertinent and submission under FEP-01/356/2009 for contract no. HY/2009/11 are shown in Table 3.2 and Table 3.3.

3.1.4.        Contractor submitted a letter dated 20 July 2011 to confirm that the dredging works and dumping operation were completed.

Table 3.2 Cumulative Summary of Valid Licences and Permits under Contract no. HY/2009/11

Permits and/or Licences

Reference No.

Issued Date

Valid Period/ Expiry Date

Status

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-01/356/2009

18 Feb 2010

N/A

Valid

Notification of Works Under APCO

314911

9 Mar 2010

N/A

Valid

 

331892

4 Jul. 2011

N/A

Valid

Construction Noise Permit (CNP) for non-piling equipment

GW-RS0330-11

15 Apr 2011

1 May 2011 to 31 Oct 2011

Valid

Registration as a Chemical Waste Producer

WPN5213-151-C3631-02

12 Oct 2010

N/A

Valid

Billing Account under Waste Disposal Ordinance

7010037

13 Jan 2010

N/A

Valid

Discharge Licence

WT00007942-2010

29 Nov 2010

30 Nov 2015

Valid

 

Table 3.3 Summary of submission status under FEP-01/356/2009 Condition

EP Condition

Submission

Date of Submission

Condition 2.6

Management Organization of Main Construction Companies

18 Dec 2009

Condition 2.7

Submission of works schedule and location plan

8 Feb 2010

Condition 2.8

Revised Silt Curtain Deployment Plan (Rev. 3)

4 Dec 2010

Condition 2.9

Silt Screen Deployment Plan (Rev. 6)

18 May 2011

Condition 2.10

Coral Translocation Plan

20 Nov 2009

Condition 2.16

Revised Noise Management Plan (Rev 5)

19 Feb 2011

Condition 2.17

Landscape Plan

12 May 2010

 

Revised landscape Plan

30 Jun 2010

 

Submission of Supplementary Information - Revised Management & Maintenance Schedule for Submitted Revised Landscape Plan

25 Aug 2010

 

Contract no. HK/2009/01 - Wan Chai Development Phase II – Central –Wanchai Bypass at HKCEC

3.1.5.        Summary of the current status on licences and/or permits on environmental protection pertinent and submission for contract no. HK/2009/01 under FEP-02/356/2009 are shown in Table 3.4 and Table 3.5.

Table 3.4 Cumulative Summary of Valid Licences and Permits under Contract no. HK/2009/01

Permits and/or Licences

Reference No.

Issued Date

Valid Period/ Expiry Date

Status

Further Environmental Permit

FEP-02/356/2009

24 Mar 2010

N/A

Valid

 

FEP-02/364/2009

21 Apr 2010

N/A

Valid

Notification of Works Under APCO

313088

6 Jan 2010

N/A

Valid

Construction Noise Permit (CNP) for non-piling equipment

GW-RS0107-11

8 Feb 2011

16 Mar 2011 to 15 Sep 2011

Expired

 

GW-RS0384-11

29 Apr 2011

27 May 2011 to 26 Nov 2011

Valid

 

GW-RS0680-11

22 Jul 2011

29 Jul 2011 to 19 Jan 2012

Valid

 

GW-RS0689-11

28 Jul 2011

29 Jul 2011 to 28 Jan 2012

Valid

 

GW-RS0832-11

7 Sep 2011

03 Sep 2011 to 02 Mar 2012

Valid

 

GW-RS0850-11

12 Sept 2011

14 Sept 2011 to 13 Mar 2012

Valid

 

GW-RS0851-11

12 Sept 2011

16 Sept 2011 to 15 Mar 2012

Valid

 

GW-RE0683-11

16 Sept 2011

20 Sept 2011 to 19 Oct 2011

Valid

Discharge Licence

WT00006220-2010

18 Mar 2010

31 Mar 2015

Valid

 

WT00009641-2011

24 Jul 2011

31 Jul 2016